Colloquia & Guest Speakers

Integrated Photonics: Classical to Quantum

Dr. Stefan Preble, Rochester Institute of Technology

Monday, February 11, 2019
3:30 p.m.

Goergen 101

Shanhui Fan


Integrated photonics is leading a revolution by integrating the advantages of light (speed, bandwidth and energy) with the scalability of integrated electronic manufacturing.  I will discuss how integrated photonics is enabling this revolution and the challenges that still remain.  I will begin with  an overview of photonic circuits for classical applications and then give an overview of quantum integrated photonics. Lastly, I will present our work on integrated photonic packaging at AIM Photonics Test, Assembling and Packaging (TAP) facility in Rochester, NY.


Stefan Preble is a Professor in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is an expert in Integrated Photonic devices and circuits and is working to implement the technology in high performance computing, communication and sensing systems. He received his B.S. degree from RIT in Electrical Engineering (2002), and Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Cornell University  (2007).   He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and  has received several awards recognizing his work, including a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Young Faculty Award and an AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Young Investigator Award.

Location: Goergen 101

Refreshments will be served.